Setting up Mailchimp integration
Do you use Mailchimp (MC) for an email marketing campaign for your business or a newsletter you send out to your customer base? We have a way to integrate with Mailchimp that will upload your newest customers to your MC account. You can have this set to do it automatically or do a manual export to put the customers in a specific category.
If you don’t currently have an MC account but are interested in sending out announcements to customers or developing monthly newsletters; check out their website. Mailchimp.com
NOTE: shopVOX is not affiliated with Mailchimp in anyway. You are welcome to try their service or Constant Contact, which we also integrate with.
Already have an account with Mailchimp?
If you do have a Mailchimp account and would like shopVOX to integrate with it, just let us know in chat and the support team will turn this feature on for you.
How to set this up:
Once this feature is turned on, you will have an option to start setting it up by going to Account settings > Mail Chimp
You will need to have your Mail Chimp account created of course. If you have this ready and your account is already setup then click on the Click to Authorize link.
The Mail Chimp web page will open with a Log In and Allow Access page. Go ahead and click Log In button.
You now have a link with your Mail Chimp account and you can import contacts manually or change the settings to do it automatically as you add new customers to your account. It will work silently in the background.
NOTE: If you are new to Mail Chimp, it is recommended to download your current contact list from shopVOX and upload the list directly into your new account. The reason is you will have several hundred names that you might want to categorize into different groups or business types. The interface within Mail Chimp works well to allow you to do this.
Moving forward, as you use shopVOX and add new customers; these will then be added to your account.
Welcome to Mail Chimp integration!
Your page should now look like this. There are a couple of settings you can turn on.
- Sync On Add - This will sync any new contacts that are created in your shopVOX account through out your normal business day, as employees add new Contacts with email addresses.
- Sync on Update - If an existing customer is changed or updated with a new email address, it will sync to your account
Make sure you select the Contact Audience list on the Right of the page. This will then import your contacts to that list on our Mail Chimp account.
The Reset Integration will disconnect you from your Mail Chimp account, so be sure you really want to do this before you click this button. If you have already clicked it by accident, then you can just start over from Step One. So it's not the end of the world if you do!